Alex began dancing at the age of seven at Corona Dance Academy in Corona, CA where she predominantly trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. Some of her training also includes The Edge, Millennium Dance Complex, and Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles. For seven years she participated in competitions throughout Southern California and won many high scoring awards. Alex was the competition team director for 4 and a half years and has been teaching for 8 years. Her students have won high scoring awards and she has won many choreography awards. Alex has been accepted to various ballet companies including The Jofferey, Long Beach Ballet, The Rock, and American Ballet Theater; where she attended the Alabama program in 2005. Alex was signed to The Movement Talent Agency straight out of high school and moved to LA for 3 years. She was a part of the Major League Soccer team Chivas USA as a dancer and danced professionally under the direction of Aimee Edmundson. Alex was featured on many TV channels as a Chiva Girl some of them were ESPN, FOX, KDOC, and UNIVISION to name a few. Alex's credits include being featured on the television show "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento", as a back-up dancer for Kiis FM's "Wango Tango", and as a back-up dancer for "W3 The Future”.She also appeared on the ESPN show, Chiquis n Control, and on Despierta America. Alex has worked a lot with the latino community given that she is bilingual. Her music video credits include Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Luis Coronel, and several more. She has performed at several LA fashion week stages, LA live, and at private corporate events at the Ritz Carlton LA and San Francisco Civic Center. Currently Alex is on a local tour with 80’s Freestyle artist Trinere as a back-up dancer. As much as Alex enjoys performing all around the country she develop a passion for teaching. It has been a long time dream for Alex to open her very own studio. She is super excited to be able to educate and grow the dance community even more.
Born and raised in southern California, choreographer, teacher, and performer Carla Araneda is a graduate from Cornish College of the Arts, and holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography. Carla’s training began in Riverside, CA and she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Seattle, WA. She has also traveled to North Carolina to attend the American Dance Festival at Duke University. She is now working in Southern California as a competitive dance instructor, choreographer, and coach. Carla’s choreography has been performed for student showcases at Cornish College of the Arts and also for Riverside Community College’s dance department. She has taught dance at several studios in the southern California and Seattle areas. Her experience ranges from ages 2-Adult in various dance styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Carla has been awarded several performance and choreography awards including, “Creative Concept,” “Mesmerizing Experience,” “Inspirational Dancer,” and “Showstopper.” She has also extended her education through community based art, and choreographed for a Veteran’s Arts project. She wants to use her artistic vision for social change, and protest. Carla’s recent works have been focused for the competition dance stage, and have demonstrated to be award winning in double platinum awards, overall scoring categories and some have remained undefeated! Carla strives to create choreography that stands out and it is a goal of hers to impact the competition world with dances that reflect intellectual and artistic dance. Her choreography has recently won the highest score award and her dancers have been invited to New Jersey to perform alongside other top scoring dances in a week long World’s Dance Down. Her goal as a dance instructor is to utilize the tools she has learned from the places she has traveled, and the education she has obtained to instruct young dancers on the artistic side of dance, and also to enthrall knowledge of injury prevention and the positive effects dance has on the human body, mind, and soul.
Alicia Ann began her dance training at Riverside Ballet Arts at age 5. Her focus was classical ballet, and at age 11 she continued into pre-professional training, attending various summer dance intensives. She has studied with Ballet Pacifica, BalletMet, Joffrey Ballet, Harvard Dance, and Boston Ballet and has performed both soloist and corps de ballet roles in a myriad of classical and contemporary works, including David Allan's “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake: Act II”, “Cinderella”; Clinton Rothwell's “Concerto in G”; Damian Diaz's “Ravel Waltz's”, and “Moondance”. From 2010-2011 Alicia performed in California Riverside Ballet's “The Nutcracker”. In 2018 Alicia danced "The Dying Swan" and the Aurora variation from "The Sleeping Beauty" in representation of Ballet Carreras at Golden West College and Riverside Community College. Since 2009 Alicia has been a part of the modern/dance theatre company Intersect Dance Theatre, headed by Sofia Carreras, where she was able to develop movement skills outside the realm of classical ballet. She has performed the company's repertoire throughout Southern California in addition to touring to San Francisco, her favorite works including "Under the Boot" and "Against the Grain". In addition to her dance background, Alicia holds a Pilates certificate through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and has taught Pilates throughout Southern California, Hawaii, and Washington.
Ashley has been dancing for a total of 15 years in multiple competitive studios and dance teams.She first started out at Corona Dance Academy where she trained in Hip-Hop,Ballet,Contemporary and Jazz.She was trained by Boogie Brewer in her main style of Hip-Hop where she competed and won multiple national titles along with a scholarship to attend numerous dance conventions worldwide.
Tap / Mini Ballet & Jazz / Creative Movement
Victoria earned a Bachelors of Arts in Dance, and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of California, Riverside. At UCR, she was a recipient of the Chancellor's Performance Award from the Marius de Brabant Scholarship Fund, received an Undergraduate Research Grant from UCR's Instructional Development Program, and was honored with the Academic Excellence Award in Dance. In addition to her awards, the Department of Dance selected her to become a member of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. Victoria also studied choreography and musical theatre at Riverside and Norco Community Colleges and was a principal dancer and dance captain in many notable shows as Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, My Fair Lady, and Once Upon a Mattress in which she received a Student of Distinction award for her dancing. She joined Born Dance Company in 2009, under the artistic direction of Dr. Won-sun Choi, and was trained in Traditional Korean Mask Dance. In 2010, she performed three unique and vigorously long dance pieces with the company at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood. Victoria loves working with the tiny tots and teens and seeing them grow in their dance training.
Leaps & Turns / Lyrical
Ms. Alyssa has been dancing for almost her entire life; she started her dance career at Dance Dimensions in Grand Terrace and throughout her many years of perfecting dance she has learned jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. Hop-hop is her preferred discipline which she has practiced with on teams such as GRV and 909 hip-hop dance troupe. She was also a member of the Riverside City College dance team where she earned the honor of All-American at NDA camp. In addition, she has won many scholarships for dance and other awards. Furthermore, Ms. Alyssa plans on pursuing a career as a registered nurse at California Baptist University (CBU).
Tiny Ballet / Creative Movement / Jazz & Tap
Ashley Bernstein is a performing arts enthusiast who began her career in dance at just the age of 3. Starting with the art of Ballet and its light, graceful fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes, she trained for ten years in this art form only to aspire to master several other genres consisting of Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Contemporary.